Saxony 1802-IEC thaler Dav-850
This specimen was lot 24088 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $573.40. The catalog description noted, "Saxony-Electorate. Friedrich August III Taler 1802-IEC, MS63 NGC, a choice fully lustrous coin with gorgeous amber toning in the legends, quite elusive in mint state." The Duke of Saxony consistently stood as an ally of Napoleon during his invasions of Germany, for which he was promoted to king in 1806. After Napoleon's fall, Saxony was punished by having half her territory annexed to Prussia but Frederick Augustus kept his new title. This type is listed for 1793-1806 and is accompanied by a mining thaler (Dav-2703).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .752 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-850, KM 1027.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.